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The CAD Corporation is now now Africa's largest Bentley Institute Authorized Training Partner. No matter what design information you are working with or what kind of deliverables are required, you can rely on MicroStation's flexibility and power to get the job done on time and on budget.

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Africa's largest Computer Aided and Digital Design Training Centre

MicroStation 3D  


MicroStation 3D entails hands-on exercises representing real-world, industry-specific design scenarios, students explore the fundamental concepts and workflows for creating 3D models using MicroStation. Students learn how to create and modify both solid and surface models. This courseware also teaches students how to present their designs while they are still being created, using visualization tools such as visual styles, model walk and fly throughs, materials, and lighting. Students also learn how to output 3D models from MicroStation to either paper or a distributable, electronic version.


It is recommended that delegates have a basic working knowledge of one or more of the following:

  • MicroStation Advanced (Click for More)
  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista, Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft® Windows® 7, Microsoft® Windows® 8 or Microsoft® Windows® 10


In-Class: R4,700.00 Excl VAT (Per Person)

Distance Learning: R3,400.00 Excl VAT (Per Person)

Includes Certified eBook


3 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Advanced

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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What is Microstation?

Watch this video to see why Microstation is used in the Draughting industry.


Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses The CAD Corporation will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at The CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Introduction to the 3D level 3 course

  • Previous skills
  • Work habits
  • Units of measure
  • Inclusions

Models and Views

  • File settings
  • Design cube
  • View window orientations
  • Rotating view coordinates
  • View controls vs. view control bar
  • Setting active depth
  • Setting display depth
  • Clip volume display

AccDraw in 3D

  • Define compass orientations
  • View compass orientations
  • Design cube orientation
  • ACS Orientations
  • 3D Point input

3D Primitive Tools

  • Slab solid tools
  • Sphere solid tool
  • Cylinder solid tool
  • Cone solid tool
  • Torus solid tool
  • Wedge solid tool
  • Pyramid solid tool
  • Elliptical cone solid tool
  • Ellipsoid tool
  • Polyhedron tool
  • Apply standard editing tools to 3D elements
  • Develop Primitive element skills through exercise

Create Solids Tools

  • Solid by Extrustion tool
  • Solid by Revolution tool
  • Solid by Extrusion Along a Path tool
  • Solid by Thicken Surface tool
  • Linear Solid tool

Modify Solids Tools

  • Draw on solid tool
  • Modifying solids using the Modify Solid Entity tool
  • Delete Solid Entity tool
  • Taper Solid tool
  • Shell Solid tool
  • Replace Face tool
  • Boolean Unite Solids tool
  • Intersect Solids tool
  • Subtract Solids tool
  • Trim Solids tool
  • Cut Solid tool
  • Fillet Edges tool
  • Chamfer Edges tool
  • Edit Primitive tool
  • Complete two exercises using tools from module 6

Solids Utility Tools

  • Convert to Solid tool
  • Align 3D tool
  • Change Smart Solid Display tool
  • Extract Face or Edge Geometry tool
  • Remove Entity be Size tool

Create Surfaces

  • Review B-spline curve generation methods
  • Discuss methods of 3D surface display
  • Primitive surfaces creation
  • Create Surfaces tool box

Free-Form Surfaces

  • Loft Surfaces tool
  • Loft Surfaces by Vertices tool
  • Swept Surfaces Along Curves tool
  • Helical Surface tool
  • Loft Rectangle to Circle tool
  • Surfaces by Network of Curves tool
  • Construct surfaces by Edges tool
  • Surface by Corner Points tool
  • B-spline Surfaces by Points tool
  • Planar Surfaces by Points tool
  • Exercise

Modify Surfaces

  • Trim Surfaces tool
  • Trim Surfaces by Curves tool
  • Untrim tool
  • Stitch Surfaces tool
  • Offset Surfaces tool
  • Change Normal direction tool
  • Extend Surface tool
  • Merge Surface to Edge tool
  • Fillet surfaces tool
  • Blend Surfaces tool
  • Modifying B-spline surfaces tool box
  • Surface Utilities tool box
  • Complete an exercise using the Compute Intersections tool
  • Mesh tools

2D / 3D, Cells, and Patterning

  • Import / Export 2D / 3D Designs
  • Cell in 3D
  • Patterning in 3D
  • Google's 3D Warehouse tools

Drawing Composition

  • General Concepts
  • Sheet View Exercise
  • Create Dynamic Views Options
  • Apply Dimensions
  • Apply Annotations
  • Apply the Copy / Fold reference tool

Perspective Views and Basic Camera Setup

  • Basic Perspective Layouts
  • Change View Perspective tool
  • Camera tool

Lights and Advanced Camera Settings

  • Luxology Introduction
  • Lighting Types
  • Placing Lights
  • Area Lights
  • Saving Rendered views
  • Advanced Camera Settings

Material Assignments

  • New Base Drawing for Material Application
  • Material Options and Settings
  • Material Definitions
  • Colour / Level Material Assignments
  • Attributes Material Assignments
  • Assigning Procedural Textures
  • Save settings in external material and palette files
  • More information

Advanced Rendering Setup

  • Import House Design
  • 3D Cells Creation
  • Wall and Ceiling Materials
  • Window Insertion
  • Exterior Finishes
  • Multi-Layer Materials

Luxology Photo-Realistic Rendering

  • Interactive vs Photo-Realisting Rendering
  • Photo-Realistic Rendering Methods
  • Luxology interiors rendering
  • Render special material effects
  • Luxology settings for exterior scenes
  • Environment settings for scenes
  • Sun image and fog effects

Solar Studies and Fly Through

  • Solar Studies
  • Fly Throughs
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